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  1. United Kingdom - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    National Citizen Service Act 2017 (c. 15). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-04-27 | GBR-2017-L-104515

    An Act to make provision about the National Citizen Service Trust.

  2. Bahamas - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prevention and Suppression)(Amendment) Act, 2017 (No. 2 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-03-31 | BHS-2017-L-104822

  3. Afghanistan - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law Prohibiting Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling (1395/11/10) [2017]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-01-27 | AFG-2017-L-105006

    The Law prohibits all forms of human trafficking and criminalizes the use of threat or force or other types of coercion or deceit for the purpose of exploitation. It includes forms of exploitation such as medical experiments and forcing a person to commit “other illegal activities,” and includes armed fighting and creating a new offence which prohibits bacha baazi, i.e. the exploitation of young boys by men for social and sexual entertainment.
    The law prescribes maximum penalties of eight years imprisonment; aggravating factors increase the maximum sentence to between 10 and 15 years and the imposition of the death penalty if exploitation for armed fighting resulted in the victim’s death.

  4. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking (No. 2) Amendment Act, 2015 [B.E. 2558]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-01-26 | THA-2017-L-103609

    Amends the definition of "wrongful exploitation". Replaces section 6 concerning concerning what constitutes trafficking. Also amends section 35(2), (3) and (4). Replaces articles 52 and 53 concerning punishment for those who violate the Act and amends section 53/1. Adds a new section 56/1 concerning penalties.

  5. Cyprus - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law N° 27(III) of 2016 ratifying the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention of the International Labour Organization. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-12-09 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-09 | CYP-2016-L-104734

    Article 2 provides for the interpretation of the term “Protocol” in the context of the present Law, as the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (Convention N° 29) of the International Labour Organization, approved in the 103rd Session of the General Conference on 28 May 2014, the accession to which has been approved by the Ministerial Council under its Decision N° 79.561, dated 07.10.2015.

    Article 3 provides for the ratification of the Protocol.

    Article 4 sets forth the issuance of Regulations by the Ministerial Council in view of better implementing the provisions of the present Law and of the Protocol, which may provide for criminal offences in case of breach and for sanctions against the commitment thereof.

    The Law includes an Index to article 3, which in its PART I, provides for the original text of the Protocol in English, whereas in its PART II for the translated text in Greek.

  6. Côte d'Ivoire - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Loi n° 2016-1111 du 8 décembre 2016 relative à la lutte contre la traite des personnes. - Loi

    Adoption: 2016-12-08 | CIV-2016-L-104190

    Chapitre I: Dispositions générales
    Chapitre II: Prévention de la traite des personnes
    Chapitre III: Répression de la traite des personnes
    Chapitre IV: Mesures de protection et d'assistance des victimes et témoins
    Chapitre V: Coopération internationale

  7. Poland - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Act of 21st October 2016 on ratification of the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), adopted in Geneva on the 11th June 2014 (Text No. 1942). (Ustawa z dnia 21 pazdziernika 2016 r. o ratyfikacji Protokolu do Konwencji nr 29 dotyczacej pracy przymusowej z 1930 r., przyjetego w Genewie w dniu 11 czerwca 2014 r.) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2016-10-21 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-16 | POL-2016-L-103912

    Permission to ratify the Protocol to the Convention No. 29 on Forced labour of 1930, by the President of the Republic of Poland.

  8. Germany - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Act to improve the fight against Human Trafficking and to amend the Federal Central Register Law as well as the Eighth Book of the Social Code. (Gesetz zur Verbesserung der Bekämpfung des Menschenhandels und zur Änderung des Bundeszentralregistergesetzes sowie des Achten Buches Sozialgesetzbuch) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-10-11 | Date of entry into force: 2016-10-15 | DEU-2016-L-104013

    The Act incorporates the Directive 2011/36/UE into German legal system.
    Article 1. Amendment to the Penal Code:
    §232 Human trafficking
    §232a Forced prostitution (new)
    §232b Forced labour (new)
    §233 Exploitation of labour force
    §233a Exploitation taking advantage of a deprivation of liberty
    Article 2. Amendment to the Federal Central Register Act
    Article 3. Amendment to the Social Code - Book VIII - Children and Youth
    Article 4. Further amendments
    Article 5. Restriction of basic rights
    Article 6. Entry into force.

  9. Morocco - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Loi n° 27-14 du 25 août 2016 relative à la lutte contre la traite des êtres humains. - Bulletins officiels

    Adoption: 2016-08-25 | MAR-2016-L-103357

    A été promulguée par le dahir n° 1-16-127 du 25 août 2016.

  10. Barbados - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons Prevention Act, 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-01 | BRB-2016-L-102713

    NOTE: Act has been passed in Parliament but is waiting to be approved and to come into force (21/09/2016).

    The Act repeals the Transnational Organized Crime (Prevention and Control) Act, 2011 (Act 2011-3) in order to make fuller provision for the prevention of the trafficking in persons and the implementation of the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime.

    The Act broadens the scope of the offences by creating an offence where trafficking in persons takes place within the country and creates a special offence with heavier penalties in relation to the trafficking of children.

  11. Argentina - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 27252, de 1 de junio de 2016, que aprueba el Protocolo Relativo al Convenio sobre el Trabajo Forzoso, 1930, suscripto en la Ciudad de Ginebra, Confederación Suiza, el 11 de junio de 2014 - Boletín Oficial

    Adoption: 2016-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-16 | ARG-2016-L-102776

    La citada ley aprueba el Protocolo Relativo al Convenio sobre el Trabajo Forzoso, 1930, suscripto en la Ciudad de Ginebra, Confederación Suiza, el 11 de junio de 2014.

  12. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Human Trafficking Criminal Procedure Act, B.E. 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-19 | THA-2016-L-103546

    Makes the adjudication process less burdensome for victims by expediting the judicial process for trafficking cases, and allows for pre-trial deposition via video-conference out of the courtroom.

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter 2 - Court Procedures
    Chapter 3 - Appeals
    Chapter 4 - Supreme Court
    Transitional Provisions

  13. Armenia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law No. HO-48-N of 17 May 2016 "On Probation" - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-17 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-04 | Date of partial entry into force: 2018-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2017-01-01 | ARM-2016-L-104546

    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: Principles of probation
    Chapter III: Ensuring alternative preventive measures
    Chapter IV: Ensuring the implementation of the penalties not linked with detention
    Chapter V: Ensuring the implementation of security measures
    Chapter VI: Functions of probation service during the processes of conditional non-implementation of punishment, early conditional release, replacing punishment with a less strict punishment, annulment of criminal record, cancellation of punishment
    Chapter VII: Functions of probation service in the field of re-socialization
    Chapter VIII: Functions of probation service in the field of arbitration
    Chapter IX: Notifications
    Chapter X: Individual case of probation beneficiary and database
    Chapter XI: Electronic supervision
    Chapter XII: Juridical status of probation beneficiary
    Chapter XIII: Peculiarities of probation for minor beneficiaries
    Chapter XIV: Supervision over implementation of probation
    Chapter XV: Probation service
    Chapter XVI: Final and transitional provisions.

    Article 23, chapters 3, 5, 8 enter into force on 1 January 2018, chapter 11-1 January 2017.

  14. Pakistan - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    The Sindh Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 2015 (Sindh Act No.XX of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-04-29 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-21 | PAK-2016-L-104999

    An Act to provide for the abolition of bonded labour system in the Province of Sindh.

  15. France - Elimination of forced labour - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Décret n° 2016-531 du 27 avril 2016 relatif à l'insertion par l'activité économique en milieu pénitentiaire. - Décret

    Adoption: 2016-04-27 | Date of entry into force: 2016-05-01 | FRA-2016-M-101835

    Ouvre la possibilité aux personnes détenues d'accéder aux dispositifs de l'insertion par l'activité économique au sein des établissements pénitentiaires. Etend le dispositif de conventionnement avec l'Etat, ainsi que les financements associés, aux entreprises d'insertion (EI) et aux ateliers et chantiers d'insertion (ACI) qui envisagent de s'implanter dans les établissements pénitentiaires, afin de proposer un parcours d'insertion associant mise en situation de travail et actions d'accompagnement social et professionnel aux personnes détenues et de favoriser ainsi leur insertion ou leur réinsertion durable sur le marché du travail.

  16. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Beggar Control Act BE 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-04-26 | THA-2016-L-103545

    This Act repeals the 1941 Act on Control of Begging. Makes begging in the street an offence.Sections 6 to 12 stipulate the competent authorities to deal with the control of begging and sets out their responsibilities and duties. Section 13 provides that begging is to be prohibited, sets out the definition of begging and provides for exceptions. Makes it an offence to force anyone to beg. Under section 23, all offenses are punishable with imprisonment not exceeding one month and/or a ten thousand baht fine. Penalties for traffickers and those seeking to benefit from begging are more severe: prison sentences of up to three years and fines as high as 30,000 baht. Government officials found complicit face more extreme punishments: up to five years in jail and/or up to 50,000 baht in fines.

  17. Djibouti - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Loi n° 133/AN/16/7ème L du 24 mars 2016 portant sur la lutte contre la traite des personnes et le trafic illicite des migrants. - Loi

    Adoption: 2016-03-24 | DJI-2016-L-101766

  18. Samoa - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Sentencing Act 2016 (2016, No. 9). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-09 | WSM-2016-L-102765

    AN ACT to set out the purposes for which defendants may be sentenced or otherwise dealt with by the courts, to promote those purposes, to aid in the public¿s understanding of sentencing practices, by providing principles and guidelines to be applied by courts in sentencing or otherwise dealing with defendants, to provide a sufficient range of sentences and other means of dealing with defendants and to provide for the interests of victims of crime and for related purposes.

  19. Lao People's Democratic Republic - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Anti-Trafficking Law, 2015 (No. 73 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 2016-03-31 | LAO-2015-L-103108

  20. France - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret n° 2015-1327 du 21 octobre 2015 relatif à la diffusion sur un site internet de condamnations prononcées pour travail illégal. - Décret

    Adoption: 2015-10-21 | Date of entry into force: 2015-10-24 | FRA-2015-R-100224

  21. Antigua and Barbuda - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Migrant Smuggling (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2015 (No. 12 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-21 | ATG-2015-L-102700

  22. Antigua and Barbuda - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2015 (No. 13 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-21 | ATG-2015-L-102701

  23. Ethiopia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Prevention and Suppression of Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants Proclamation No. 909/2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-15 | ETH-2015-L-101059

    The Proclamation contains seven parts and 50 articles. It defines the offence of trafficking in persons, assisting and facilitating trafficking in persons as well as smuggling migrants. Details the penalties for each of the offences, which are increased when the victim of trafficking or smuggling is a child, a woman or a person with a disability, or suffers any psychological or physical harm or when the trafficker or smuggler uses drugs, medicine or weapons or is a person in the public service, a civil servant or a recidivist.

    Consent cannot be used as a defence if the victim is a child or if the consent was obtained, inter alia, by a means of threat, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or by using the vulnerability or by giving or receiving bribe or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person.

    The Proclamation also sets out procedures for the investigation of smuggling and trafficking offences as well as establishing procedures for the protection and rehabilitation of victims of trafficking. It establishes a Fund to prevent, control and rehabilitate victims of crime of trafficking in human and smuggling of migrants and establishes a national committee to oversee the implementation of the law.

    Repeals Articles 243, 596, 597, 598, 599 and 635 of the Criminal Code of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

  24. Mauritania - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Loi n° 052/15 du 12 août 2015 abrogeant et remplaçant la loi n° 2007-048 du 3 septembre 2007 portant incrimination de l'esclavage et des pratiques esclavagistes. - Loi

    Adoption: 2015-08-12 | MRT-2015-L-100117

    Erige l'esclavage en crime contre l'humanité. L'esclavage au sens de la loi comprend :
    - tout acte de capture, d'acquisition ou de cession d'un individu en vue de le réduire en esclavage, de le vendre ou de l'échanger ;
    - toute forme de servage ou de servitude pour des dettes,
    - toute forme de travail forcé et,
    - tout acte de commerce ou de transport d'esclaves.

    Le projet de loi a été adopté par l'assemblée nationale le 12 août 2015.

  25. Montenegro - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Act of 31 July 2015 to amend and supplement the Act on voluntary work (Text No. 994). (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama zakona o volonterskom radu) - Sluzbeni List Crne Gore

    Adoption: 2015-07-31 | Date of entry into force: 2015-08-28 | MGO-2015-L-102233

    Amends article 13 on contracts for international volunteers, articles 17 and 21 on expenses for international volunteers, and article 34 on penal provisions.

  26. Australia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 (No. 24, 2015). - Legislation online

    Adoption: 2015-07-03 | AUS-2015-L-105255

  27. Latvia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law No. 127.1 of 18 June 2015 "On Volunteering". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-06-18 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | LVA-2015-L-102238

    Sets the purpose of the law, specifies the concept of volunteering, as well as the organizer of volunteering, voluntary worker, engagement in volunteering and termination. Regulates the relationships arising from volunteering introducing the procedure of concluding a contract on volunteering, the rights and duties of organizer of volunteering, insurance procedure for volunteers. Also establishes volunteer information system.

  28. United States - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (P.L. 114-22) (129 STAT.227-267) (18 USC). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-29 | USA-2015-L-100300

    Title I - Justice for Victims of Trafficking
    Title II - Combatting Human Trafficking
    Title III - Hero Act
    Title IV - Rape Survivor Child Custody
    Title V - Military Sex Offender Reporting
    Title VI - Stopping Exploitation through Trafficking
    Title VII - Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care
    Title VIII - Better Response for Victims of Child Sex Trafficking
    Title IX - Anti-Trafficking Training for Department of Homeland Security Personnel
    Title X - Human Trafficking Survivors Relief and Empowerment Act

    Amends:
    - 18 U.S.C. - Chapter 201 §1034, Sections 1594, 2516
    - Section 107(b)(1) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7105(b)(1))
    - Section 203 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 14044b)
    - Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13001 et seq.)
    - 28 U.S.C., Section 524(c)(1)(B)
    - 31 U.S.C., Chapter 97

  29. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Act of 18 May 2015 to amend and supplement the Penal Code. (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama krivicnog zakona Bosne i Hercegovine) - Sluzbeni Glasnik

    Adoption: 2015-05-18 | Date of entry into force: 2015-05-26 | BIH-2015-L-102207

    Amends article 8 on judges, article 10 on arbitration, article 74 on confiscating objects planned to be used in criminal activities, article 186 on international people trafficking, article 189 on smuggling of migrants, article 198 on torture, and article 219 on bribe.

  30. Thailand - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking (No. 2) Act, 2015 [B.E. 2558]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-04-28 | THA-2015-L-100444

  31. Malawi - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons Act, 2015 (No. 3 of 2015).

    Adoption: 2015-04-10 | MWI-2015-L-99187

    An Act to make provision for the prevention and elimination of trafficking in persons; to provide for the establishment of the National Coordination Committee against Trafficking in Persons or the coordination and management of matters related to trafficking in persons; and to provide for matters incidental thereto and connected therewith.

  32. Pakistan - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 2015 (Act No. XIV of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-04-06 | Date of entry into force: 2015-04-10 | PAK-2015-L-99333

    Provides that "on the commencement of this Act, the bonded labour system shall stand abolished and every bonded labourer shall stand freed and discharged from any obligation to render any bonded labour" (s. 3(1)).

    Repeals the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1992 (Act No. III of 1992) to the extent that it applies to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

  33. Nigeria - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition), Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015 (Act No. 4 of 2015). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-26 | NGA-2015-L-101267

    Part I - Objectives
    Part II - Establishment of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons
    Part III - Prohibition of Acts of Trafficking in Persons
    Part IV - Offences and Penalties
    Part V - Jurisdiction
    Part VI - Financial Provisions
    Part VII - Search, Arrest and Seizure
    Part VIII - Attachment and Forfieture of Assets
    Part IX - Treatment of Trafficked Persons
    Part X - Victims of Trafficking Trust
    Part XI - Mutual Legal Assistance, Exchange of Information and Extradition
    Part XII - Miscellaneous

  34. United Kingdom - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Modern Slavery Act 2015 (2015 c. 30). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-26 | GBR-2015-L-101872

    An Act to make provision about slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and about human trafficking, including provision for the protection of victims; to make provision for an Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner; and for connected purposes.

  35. Madagascar - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret n° 2015-269 du 3 mars 2015 portant création, organisation, fonctionnement et attributions du Bureau national de lutte contre la traite des êtres humains.

    Adoption: 2015-03-03 | MDG-2015-R-101961

  36. United Arab Emirates - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. 1 of 2015 amending some provisions of Federal Law No. 51 of 2006 on Combating Human Trafficking Crimes. - Legislation online in English Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-01-28 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-29 | ARE-2015-L-101815

    Articles 1,2,3,8,9,12,13,14 of Federal Law No. 51 of 2006 on Combating Human Trafficking Crimes are amended and replaced by new paragraphs.
    Additional Articles 1(bis)1 ,1(bis)2 ,6(bis) ,11(bis)1 ,11(bis)2 ,13(bis) added to Federal Law No. 51 of 2006 on Combating Human Trafficking Crimes.

  37. Madagascar - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Loi n° 2014-40 du 20 janvier 2015 sur la lutte contre la traite des êtres humains. - Loi

    Adoption: 2015-01-20 | Date of entry into force: 2015-04-13 | MDG-2015-L-101735

  38. Kuwait - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 247(a) of 2014 Regulating Volunteer Groups Work. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-01-18 | Date of entry into force: 2015-03-01 | KWT-2015-R-101780

    Title I: General Provisions.
    Title II: Volunteer Work Committee.
    Title III: Establishing volunteer Groups Work.
    Title IV: Administrative Board.
    Title V: Volunteer Groups Financial Affairs.
    Title VI: Annual Meeting of the Volunteer Group.
    Title VII: Investigation and Sanctions.
    Title VIII: Final Provisions.

  39. United Kingdom - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (c. 2). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-01-13 | GBR-2015-L-98055

    An Act to make provision about human trafficking, slavery and other forms of exploitation, including measures to prevent and combat such exploitation and to provide support for victims of such exploitation; and for connected purposes.

  40. Malaysia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Prison (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act A1474). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-30 | MYS-2014-L-98950

  41. Comoros - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Loi n° 14-034/AU du 22 décembre 2014 portant lutte contre le travail et la traite des enfants.

    Adoption: 2014-12-22 | COM-2014-L-98176

    Est promulguée par le décret n° 15-007/PR du 15 janvier 2015. Contient notamment des dispositions relatives aux pires formes de travail des enfants, aux travaux dangereux, au trafic, à l'exploitation et à la traite des enfants et à leurs sanctions.

    Titre I: Dispositions générales
    Titre II: Du travail des enfants et des pratiques assimilées
    Titre III: De la prévention

  42. Singapore - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Prevention of Human Trafficking Act 2014 (No. 45 of 2014). - Singapore Statutes On-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-12 | Date of entry into force: 2015-03-01 | SGP-2014-L-100538

    An Act to deter and punish trafficking in persons and to protect and assist trafficked persons, and to make consequential amendments to the Children and Young Persons Act (Chapter 38 of the 2001 Revised Edition).

  43. Burundi - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Loi n° 1/28 du 29 octobre 2014 portant prévention et répression de la traite des personnes et protection des victimes de la traite. - Loi

    Adoption: 2014-10-29 | Date of entry into force: 2014-10-29 | BDI-2014-L-104447

  44. Sierra Leone - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Sierra Leone Correctional Service Act, 2014 (No. 5 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-09-17 | SLE-2014-L-104315

    Being an Act to establish the Sierra Leone Correctional Service, to introduce provisions for the organisation and management of correctional centres and for other related matters.

    Repeals the Prisons Act, 1960 (No. 22 of 1960).

  45. Trinidad and Tobago - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Miscellaneous Provisions (Prisons) Act, 2014 (Act No. 13 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-09-05 | TTO-2014-L-99615

  46. Moldova, Republic of - Elimination of forced labour - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Plan national de prévention et de lutte contre le trafic d’êtres humains pour 2014-2016. (Planul national de prevenire si combatere a traficului de fiinte umane pentru anii 2014-2016.) - Plan national

    Adoption: 2014-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-04 | MDA-2014-M-103754

    Approuvé par la décision du gouvernement n° 484 du 26 juin 2014.

  47. Morocco - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Loi n° 148-12 du 12 mai 2014 portant approbation de la Convention du Conseil de l'Europe pour la protection des enfants contre l'exploitation et les abus sexuels, faite à Lanzarote le 25 octobre 2007. - Bulletin officiel

    Adoption: 2014-05-12 | MAR-2014-L-96708

  48. Seychelles - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons Act (Act 9 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-04-25 | SYC-2014-L-97407

    Provides for the prohibition, prevention and combating of trafficking in persons including with respect to the provision of assistance to victims, the development of an authority to deal with trafficking and the establishment of a special trafficking fund.

  49. Cyprus - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law N° 60(I) of 2014 on the Prevention, Fighting against Trafficking in and Exploitation of Human Beings and Protection of Victims. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-04-15 | CYP-2014-L-100603

    The Law revises the legal framework governing the prevention, fighting against trafficking in and exploitation of human beings and protection of victims and it is promulgated for the purposes of harmonizing national legislation with the following instruments:

    - Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA of 15 March 2001, on the standing of victims in criminal proceedings;
    - Council Directive 2004/81/EC of 29 April 2004, on the residence permit issued to third-country nationals who are victims of trafficking in human beings or who have been the subject of an action to facilitate illegal immigration, who cooperate with the competent authorities;
    - European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/36/EU of 5 April 2011, on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA;

    as well as for the purposes of optimal implementation of the following Acts:

    - Law N° 11(III) of 2003 ratifying the United Nations Convention against transnational organized crime and the Protocols thereto, and especially the Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons especially women and children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against transnational organized crime;
    - Law N° 57 of 1983 ratifying the Convention for the suppression of the traffic in persons and of the exploitation of the prostitution of others;
    - Law N° 6(III) of 2006 ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the rights of the child, on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography;
    - Law 38(III) of 2007 ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.

    PART I: CONSTRUCTION OF NOTIONS, PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF APPLICATION (Articles 2-5)
    PART II: CRIMINAL OFFENSES AND JURISDICTION OF COURTS
    (Articles 6-28)
    PART III: RIGHTS AND PROTECTION OF THE VICTIMS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS - RIGHT OF VICTIMS TO COMPENSATION
    (Articles 29-41)
    PART IV: RECOGNITION, ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT FOR THE VICTIMS
    SECTION 1: General Provisions (Articles 42-50)
    SECTION 2: Special Provisions for Victims who are European Citizens or Third-country Nationals (Articles 51-60)
    PART V: PREVENTION PROGRAMMES AND INTERVENTION MEASURES
    (Article 61)
    PART VI: VICTIMS SUPPORT FUND AND ADMINISTRATIVE STEPS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRESENT LAW
    (Articles 62-70)
    PART VII: FINAL PROVISIONS
    (Articles 71-72)

    The present Law prevails over the Laws N° 87(I) of 2007 and 13(I) of 2012 on the Legal Framework regulating the Special Protection of Persons who are Victims of Trafficking and Exploitation.

  50. Luxembourg - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Loi du 9 avril 2014 renforçant le droit des victimes de la traite des êtres humains et portant modification (1) du Code pénal; (2) de la loi modifiée du 12 mars 1984 relative à l'indemnisation de certaines victimes de dommages corporels résultant d'une infraction et à la répression de l'insolvabilité frauduleuse; (3) de la loi du 8 mai 2009 sur l'assistance, la protection et la sécurité des victimes de la traite des êtres humains et modifiant le Nouveau Code de procédure civile; et (4) de la loi du 29 août 2008 portant sur la libre circulation des personnes et l'immigration. - Loi

    Adoption: 2014-04-09 | LUX-2014-L-95830

    Contient notamment des dispositions relatives à la définition de la traite des êtres humains, aux sanctions encourues ainsi qu'à l'indemnisation des victimes.

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